After gunfire in Roxbury, an arrest

Boston Police report that officers arriving to investigate gunfire in the area of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Vine Street in Roxbury around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday couldn't help but notice the car idling and facing the wrong way, especially because it matched the description of a car witnesses had seen near the scene of the gunfire.

Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator after a query revealed the motor vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. While speaking with the operator, officers observed two additional occupants inside of the vehicle. Due to the recent call for shots fired and the motor vehicle matching the description of that which had been circling the area during the shots fired call, officers removed the occupants from the vehicle. Officers recovered a Ruger LC .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition located in the area under the dashboard on the driver’s side. Further investigation of the firearm revealed it to have been reported stolen out of New Hampshire. Additionally, officers seized a large bag of marijuana and a digital scale from the vehicle.

The driver, Andre Fielder, 22, , of Mattapan, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and receiving stolen property, police say. The other two occupants were not charged.

Innocent, etc.

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